April 19, 2017 – When faced with a serious illness or disease, getting
the appropriate treatment is critical. Providing support for the stress
an illness can cause as well as relief from the symptoms and pain is also
essential to improving the quality of life for patients. If you or a loved
one is facing a serious illness, you may benefit from palliative care.
Palliative care focuses on quality of life and symptom management, and
can be provided at any time in a patient’s illness, along with curative
and life-prolonging treatments.
On Wednesday, April 26, John E. Shaner, M.D., board-certified physician
and medical director of the Southeast Georgia Health System Palliative
Care Center, will present “Improving Quality of Life With Palliative
Care.” The Lunch and Learn For Your Health lecture will be held
at the Golden Isles YMCA from 12 to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided
at no charge to attendees.
The lecture will offer important information on the difference between
palliative and hospice care, the benefits of palliative care and more.
The Lunch and Learn For Your Health series takes place at the Golden Isles
YMCA located at 144 Scranton Connector, Brunswick. Seating is limited
and pre-registration is required by calling the YMCA at 912-265-4100.